Nepal police rescue Slovak woman from followers of Buddha boy

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“What happens when religion goes wrong? Kidnapping, or something similar, allege the Nepalese police. Police official K.P. Sharma told the Associated Press that Nepal’s cops rescued a 35-year-old Slovak woman from followers of a young man whose supporters have claimed to be the reincarnation of Buddha for the past several years. (All is, indeed, suffering).”

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Nepal police rescue Slovak woman from followers of Buddha boy

Nepalese Buddhists monks pray outside the Mayadevi (Buddha’s mother) temple, birth place of Lord Buddha, Lumbini 400 kms (250 miles) south west of Kathmandu on January 4, 2011.Lord Buddha was born in Lumbini.PRAKASH MATHEMAAFP/Getty Images

What happens when religion goes wrong? Kidnapping, or something similar, allege the Nepalese police.

Police official K.P. Sharma told the Associated Press that Nepal’s cops rescued a 35-year-old Slovak woman from followers of a young man whose supporters have claimed to be the reincarnation of Buddha for the past several years. (All is, indeed, suffering).

Sharma said the woman was held in a forest of southern Nepal where Ram Bahadur Bamjan has been meditating for seven years, AP said. The woman, identified only as Marichi, had been visiting Bamjan for the past year but was reported to be held captive for the past two months.

No information was provided about the motivation behind the alleged crime, and all that the police officer said regarding the psychological state of the woman was that she appeared to be scared.

Bamjan created a media sensation around 2005, when he supposedly meditated under a tree for months on end and then suddenly disappeared.

Since then, Bamjan, who has instructed people not to call him the reincarnation of Buddha, has appeared and reappeared, preaching and meditating, all over the tiny Himalayan republic.

Little Buddha’s aides thrash scribes

Nepal Mountain News/Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 | Posted by nmn http://www.nepalmountainnews.com/cms/2012/03/22/little-buddhas-aides-thrash-scribes/

Volunteers attending to Ram Bahadur Bamjan, who is said to be meditating in the Halkhoriya jungle area of Bara since 2005, thrashed five journalists.

Bibhu Adhikari of News 24 TV, Resham Tiwari of NTV, Prakash Lamsal of Image Channel, Binod Pyakurel of TTV and Basant Khatiwada of the Mofasal Dot Com Weekly fell victim to the wrath of the aides of Bamjan, who is also nicknamed Buddha Boy.

Following the attack, the journalists rushed to an Armed Police Force camp in Piluwa. “We were filming Bamjan’s sermon but suddenly his aides attacked us and seized our cameras,” said Adhikari.

Police had reached Halkhoriya after the incident, but they too were barred from entering the site where Bamjan was giving his sermon. Police, however, managed to get journalists’ cameras back.

http://www.nepalmountainnews.com/cms/2012/03/22/little-buddhas-aides-thrash-scribes/

Bamjan’s captive Marichi still admires ‘Buddha Boy’

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Nepal’s Boy Buddha frees Slovak hostage

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‘Buddha Boy’ men ‘detain’ two women

Ekantipur 2012. Article already deleted.

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Ram bahadur bomjon – clash with locals

http://www.npnewsportal.com/ram-bahadur-bomjon-clash-with-locals/

At least four people were injured when a clash erupted between locals and devotees of Ram Bahadur Bamjan, known as Buddha boy, at Halkhoriya on Tuesday. The clash flared up when around 100 locals intervened to rescue two others who were held captive by Bamjan’s followers since Monday.

According to local resident Jagjiban Kumar, the two sides clashed after Bamjan hit the locals with a stick. He said that the two captives were, however, released later. Uttim Guro and Sonam Kumar, both of Nijgad Municipality-11, along with their friends were said to be on their way back from work in India when they were captured.

The incident came to light after the duo’s friends informed the locals about what happened, after fleeing the incident. The injured, Bamjan’s followers Rup Bahadur Thing, Samir Gurung, Nagraj, and Rakesh Guro,have sustained injuries to the heads and bodies.

According to Police, who reached the site after being informed, said that Bamjan told them that he directed his followers to take Uttim and Sonam under control after ‘they under the influence of alcohol shouted offensive slurs’. Inspector Kailash Rai said that they will start investigating the matter.

Bamjan has been living in the forest at Halakhoriya for the past two months.

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Controversy surrounding Buddha Boy

Nepalrodi.blogspot.com article.

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Tapasvi Bamjanle Kuteko bhandai praharima uzuri (Nagarik News)

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Ram Bamjan interrogated by police

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Police questioning Ram Bomjon after the incident with the 17 Madeshi men, whom he and his monks beat up with sticks. The nun sitting behind is his sister, Manu. Source: probably Prateek Daily

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Police questioning Ram Bomjon after the incident with the 17 Madeshi men, whom he and his monks beat up with sticks. Source: Ekantipur.com (already deleted)

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Police questioning Ram Bomjon after the incident with the 17 Madeshi men, whom he and his monks beat up with sticks. Bomjon graphically explaining that he was only slapping them like this… Source: Internet (deleted)

Photos from a short video made by journalists of DC Nepal (expat media based in the USA) named “Sthaniya Bich Jhadap”on YouTube about Bomjon’s September 2, 2014 violence (see details on Halkoria.wordpress.com, The Bloody violence continues in Halkhoria):

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Buddha Boy turns violent‚ thrashes siblings

The Himalayan Times/Last Updated At: 2012-04-03 1:21 AM/ DIWAKAR BHANDARI/ PATHLAIYA: Twenty-two-year old Ram Bahadur Bamjan, who is said to have been continuously meditating since 2005 and has been nicknamed the Buddha Boy, has been in the news of late for all the wrong reasons.

Buddha Boy turns violent‚ thrashes siblings

Holds three of his brothers hostage overnight

 

Added At:  2012-04-03 1:21 AM

Last Updated At: 2012-04-03 1:21 AM

DIWAKAR BHANDARI

PATHLAIYA: Twenty-two-year old Ram Bahadur Bamjan, who is said to have been continuously meditating since 2005 and has been nicknamed the Buddha Boy, has been in the news of late for all the wrong reasons.

It has been only a week since his followers freed two women (one Slovak and another Nepali) after keeping them in captivity. But now, it seems, Bamjan has started taking matters into his own hands. The Buddha Boy reportedly turned violent and beat up one of his brothers yesterday night and sister this morning.

Bamjan thrashed his brother after he, along with his two brothers and some others, reached the Halkhoriya jungle to urge him to initiate action against those who had ‘sexually harassed’ the Slovak woman in captivity. A section of the media had quoted the Slovak woman as saying that Darshan Limbu of Bodhi Shrawan Dharma Sangh, an organisation formed to protect Bamjan, had sexually harassed her.

Those who had gone to meet Bamjan accused Limbu of wielding a sword to chase them away and Bamjan of thrashing the eldest brother Ganga Bahadur and holding Ganga and other two brothers (Dil Bahadur and Babulal) hostage. All of them were released this morning.

Bamjan’s sister Raj Kumari said her three brothers had visited Halkhoriya to tell Bamjan that unruly behaviour of some of his followers was tarnishing Bamjan and Sangh’s image.

Bamjan’s mother and sisters had reached the Halkhoriya jungle this morning. Bamjan’s younger sister Asali Lama said even she was thrashed by Bamjan. “He beat me up when we reached there to free our brothers,” said Asali. “Guru (Bamjan) hit me on my head but said nothing.”

Mayadevi, Bamjan’s mother, who coincidently shares her name with the mother of Gautam Buddha, said she was disappointed after the incident. “His activities have let me down,” she said.

Bamjan’s brother Dil Bahadur, however, said ‘some individuals with their vested interests’ were trying to tarnish Guru’s reputation. He added that appropriate steps would be taken to press the police administration to initiate action against Dinesh Limbu.
Police pay obeisance, return

PATHLAIYA: A police team that had reached the Halkhoriya jungle to take stock of the situation on Monday morning bowed before Ram Bahadur Bamjan, paid obeisance to him and returned, leaving those who fell victim to Bamjan’s wrath seething. A police team led by Inspector KP Sharma, however, held discussions with members of Bodhi Shrawan Dharma Sangh. Upon his return from Halkhoriya, Inspector Sharma pledged to initiate action against the guilty if a case was filed but refused to go into detail. Bamjan’s aides did not allow mediapersons to carry cameras.
Relations with family sour

PATHLAIYA: Relations between Ram Bahadur Bamjan and his family had soured after the latter expressed dissatisfaction towards the working style of Bodhi Shrawan Dharma Sangh. The family was not in touch with Bamjan for the past one year. Bamjan’s sister Raj Kumari said Bamjan had distanced himself from the family after they began to raise voice against the wrongdoings of Sangh members. According to her, the family had also opposed Sangh’s decision to keep two girls — Dipshikha and Bishnu —inside the meditation centre. “Guru (Bamjan) dismissed our request to keep boys instead of girls,” she said. “After that we stopped visiting Bamjan, and they prevented us from entering the centre.”

Comments

South indian mystic sadhguru jaggi vasudev said that in one of the previous lifes, he threw stones at people (but carefully not hitting them),just the sake of chasing them off only. Now here it doesnt’ mean throwing stones at people is intentional violent Yamamoto, Japan

Time will prove everything.. Just wait n watch for some more year. Ratan, Hyderabad

I think everybody should just leave him alone. His ‘supposed’ followers are the one’s taking advantage of this situation.If he wants to leave and be secluded, let him be, he just wants to meditate; which is very nice If he wants to preach he will, and ‘followers’ if they believe him so much should try to be like him and try meditate like him and become enlightened . Cristin De, USA

Time will see, don’t rush to judge Buddha Boy did something wrong. Cause he maybe right. People that not close enough to see what had happened don’t be a judge. Anton Sugiarto, California

poor saint… he is just sitting there and metitating 24hrs for world peace and non-violence. how can he be responsible for the actions of his so-called “followers”? he doesn’t have any “followers”. this news is a non-sense and seems like it is promoted by the same group that was trying to stop him from STOPPING the most-cruel tradition of killing of thousands of buffalos in the name of religion in Gadi Mai Mela. We should stop this! I strongly urge the reporter to do a truthful reporting! Tirtha Raman, Kathmandu, Nepal

I am deeply saddened that this Guru is displaying such an ugly act of violence. Especially, towards females. His own brothers and sister. it is shameful to say the least. Religion is such a brutal divider of people. This Boy must be arrested. Glad I canceled my trip to see this young, disturbed man. it hurts me. Sarah Edwards, California

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. Don’t be hasty with decisions. Dhrama Sangha is still a boy who has not seen much of the real world. I find it highly improbable that he could hit all these people. I don’t think he is crazy. Chili Chill, Milwaukee

I speak to his followers each day until they rejected me from their forum because I continuously tell them that this kid is not enlightened. He just has mere psychic abilities which do not mean anything in the wisdom of truth. He is full of violence while talking about peace. Never trust a person who preaches peace. The buddha boy is lost. And, I have said this from the beginning. Jason Thomas, USA

Time will see, don’t rush to judge Buddha Boy did something wrong. Cause he maybe right. People that not close enough to see what had happened don’t be a judge. Anton Sugiarto, California